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Open Spaces

Requested on
Fri 24th February, 2012
Reference
FOI 1741
Resolution
Information provided

Question

Please provide all information held by the authority on:
1 the number of open space sites; and
2 the area (in m2) of open space
Of land that is or was last used for the following three categories (taken from paragraph 2 of the Annex to Planning Policy Guidance Note 17: Planning for Open Space, Sport and Recreation”)
iv. outdoor sports facilities (with natural or artificial surfaces and either publicly or privately owned) - including tennis courts, bowling greens, sports pitches, golf courses, athletics tracks, school and other institutional playing fields, and other outdoor sports areas;
v. amenity greenspace (most commonly, but not exclusively in housing areas) - including informal recreation spaces, greenspaces in and around housing, domestic gardens and village greens;
vi. provision for children and teenagers - including play areas, skateboard parks, outdoor basketball hoops, and other more informal areas (eg 'hanging out' areas, teenage shelters);
that have either:
i been built upon, or
ii had their use changed
otherwise than for recreational purposes in the periods:
a 2007 - 2011
b 2002 - 2006, and
c 1997 – 2001
(each such period running from 1 January to 31 December).

Also, please provide the information held by the authority on
1 The current (February 2012) total number of open space sites; and
2 The current (February 2012) area, (in m2) of open space.
Of land that is or was last used for the following three categories (taken from paragraph 2 of the Annex to Planning Policy Guidance Note 17: Planning for Open Space, Sport and Recreation”)
iv. outdoor sports facilities (with natural or artificial surfaces and either publicly or privately owned) - including tennis courts, bowling greens, sports pitches, golf courses, athletics tracks, school and other institutional playing fields, and other outdoor sports areas;
v. amenity greenspace (most commonly, but not exclusively in housing areas) - including informal recreation spaces, greenspaces in and around housing, domestic gardens and village greens;
vi. provision for children and teenagers - including play areas, skateboard parks, outdoor basketball hoops, and other more informal areas (eg 'hanging out' areas, teenage shelters);

Answer

1 the number of open space sites; and

2 the area (in m2) of open space

that have either:

i been built upon, or

ii had their use changed

otherwise than for recreational purposes in the periods:

a 2007 - 2011

b 2002 - 2006, and

c 1997 – 2001


(each such period running from 1 January to 31 December).

 
 A Years

1997 - 2001
 B Years

2002 - 2006
 C Years

2007- 2011
 
The number of open space sites built on
 0
 2
 0
 
The area built on (m2)
 0
 3,270
 0
 
Also, please provide the information held by the authority on

1 The current (February 2012) total number of open space sites; and

2 The current (February 2012) area, (in m2) of open space.
 
 Outdoor Sports Facilities
 Amenity Greenspace
 Provision for Children and Teenagers
 
The current (February 2012) total number of open space sites;
 150
 153
 124
 
The current (February 2012) area, (in m2) of open space.
 40601
 7126
 Information only available as point data and not in m²

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